Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 23
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan has proved its ability to take thought-out decisions on important issues of legislation, state and public construction for ten years since transforming a unicameral parliament into the bicameral parliament, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov said at the first meeting of the upper house of parliament Jan. 22.
He stressed that the members of the Senate are representatives from all 14 entities. Each of them has historical, socio-economic differences, unique culture and traditions.
"Proceeding from the patterns of developing our economy, while working out and approving our plans to meet the needs and interests of each region - whether it is a region, a district or a city, first of all, it is necessary to take into account these peculiarities," the president said.
He said that while establishing a bicameral parliament, the goal was set to create a system of checks and balances aimed at effective implementation of its powers by the parliament.
Taking into account the fact that the Legislative Chamber operates on a permanent professional basis, the quality of the legislative work of the parliament was planned to be significantly improved.
The Senate's task is to ensure a balance between national and regional interests. The Senate must assess the laws in the interests of the regions not to disturb the balance in these issues.
Edited by CN